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Posted 8/29/14


Scholars Strategy Network - Director of Development
Location: Cambridge, MA
Type: Full-time

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is looking for an experienced Director of Development to spearhead fundraising efforts as the Scholars Strategy Network continues to grow. This is a full-time position in the organization. The Director of Development will lead efforts to cultivate existing and new individual major donors, raise funds from foundations, and develop a modest small donor annual giving program. The Director of Development will report to SSN's Director and to the Chair of SSN's Steering Committee and also work closely with SSN's Deputy Director and other staff.

SSN encourages creativity, goal-setting, and the courage to test out new strategies and ideas. Staff are committed to the mission of the organization and energized by their work. SSN recognizes that excellence is fostered in different ways by providing options for partial telework and a somewhat flexible work schedule.

About the Scholars Strategy Network
The Scholars Strategy Network seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America's colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media.

SSN members spell out the implications of their research in ways that are broadly accessible. They engage in consultations with policymakers in Washington DC and state capitals. They make regular contributions to the media and share findings and ideas with journalists and bloggers. Many SSN scholars also work with advocates and civic organizations to address pressing public challenges at the national, state, and local levels.

SSN members believe that university scholars should share their work with fellow citizens – and they endeavor to further good public policymaking and responsive democratic government. Beyond these shared values, members hold a variety of views – and SSN as a whole does not endorse any political party, candidate, or specific policy position. Each SSN scholar takes individual responsibility for signed contributions and choices about civic engagement.

SSN is a rapidly growing nonprofit with around 450 members in 41 states across the country with 19 regional networks. Learn more at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org.

Responsibilities
SSN is a growing organization, with a budget of just under $1 million last year. The Director of Development will lead efforts to grow that budget to over $2 million by 2017, with a primary focus on raising unrestricted funds from individual donors giving $10,000, $25,000, or more. Specifically, the Development Director will:
- Create and implement annual development plan
- Lead and manage overall development efforts
- Secure unrestricted financial support from individuals and foundations
- Manage the implementation of a fundraising and prospecting database
- Maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
- Create and execute a strategy to strengthen and grow a sustained base of annual individual donors in the $10,000 to $25,000 range ("SSN's Supporters")
- Create and execute a strategy to cultivate a small number of individuals to become major donors in the $100,000 and up range
- Write and edit letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports for all foundation fundraising
- Oversee organization of occasional development events
Preferred Qualifications
- Successful track record raising funds at over $1 million annually for universities, think tanks, research institutions, advocacy organizations, or start-ups
- Successful track record raising funds from major individual donors
- Network of development relationships with major individual donors and foundations outside of Boston, particularly in Washington, DC, and New York City

Requirements
- Bachelor's degree
- 7-plus years experience in development
- Demonstrated success in fundraising
- Demonstrated commitment to SSN's mission
- Positive and collaborative working style
- Superior relationship-building skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to think creatively and strategize
- High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexible, team player
- Attention to detail
- High degree of initiative
- Ability to travel as needed (approximately 10%)

Competitive salary and benefits.

How to apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names and contact info of three references to SSN's Steering Committee Chair, Robert Bowditch, at dd@scholarsstrategynetwork.org with the subject line "SSN Director of Development - [Your Name]." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

SSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Posted 7/14/14


Scholars Strategy Network - Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager/Associate
Location: Cambridge, MA
Type: Full-time

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) is looking for an experienced Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager/Associate to help scholars actively participate in the policymaking process in Washington, DC and states across the country, as well as emerge as thought-leaders in public policy debates. The Policy Associate will handle a unique issue portfolio that is likely to include energy, environment, labor, foreign affairs, inequality, budget, and tax issues, and support the legislative and public policy work managed by SSN's Deputy Director & Director of Public Policy of Legislative Affairs, to whom this person will report. This position allows for much creativity and path-setting for this expanding organization.

SSN encourages creativity, goal-setting, and the courage to test out new strategies and ideas. Staff are committed to the mission of the organization and energized by their work. SSN recognizes that excellence is fostered in different ways by providing options for partial telework and a somewhat flexible work schedule.

About the Scholars Strategy Network
The Scholars Strategy Network seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America's colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media.

SSN members spell out the implications of their research in ways that are broadly accessible. They engage in consultations with policymakers in Washington DC and state capitals. They make regular contributions to the media and share findings and ideas with journalists and bloggers. Many SSN scholars also work with advocates and civic organizations to address pressing public challenges at the national, state, and local levels.

SSN members believe that university scholars should share their work with fellow citizens – and they endeavor to further good public policymaking and responsive democratic government. Beyond these shared values, members hold a variety of views – and SSN as a whole does not endorse any political party, candidate, or specific policy position. Each SSN scholar takes individual responsibility for signed contributions and choices about civic engagement.

SSN is a rapidly growing nonprofit with around 450 members in 41 states across the country with 19 regional networks. Learn more at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org

Responsibilities
- Partner with SSN's Director, Deputy Director & Director of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs and senior staff to develop and implement a strategic vision for SSN's involvement in federal, state, and local level policy across the country, including long- and short-term goals
- Connect scholars and their research to state and federal lawmakers on a series of issues including energy, environment, labor, foreign affairs, inequality, budget, and tax
- Identify and help pursue policy opportunities based on scholars' research
- Collaborate with advocacy and civic groups to advance and promote research-based policies
- Track federal/state legislation and policy debates
- Draft legislative research memos
- Provide scholars with feedback and support in drafting briefs that are most useful to current and upcoming policy debates
- Assist scholars in drafting OpEds
- Coordinate events and meetings in Washington, DC and states around the country
- Provide general support to SSN's Deputy Director in her legislative/policy responsibilities as needed

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience drafting legislative or regulatory language, amicus briefs, and OpEds
- Experience with both federal and state policymaking
- Familiarity with energy, environment, labor, foreign affairs, inequality, budget, and tax issues
- Law degree or advanced degree in public policy or related field

Requirements
- Demonstrated commitment to SSN's mission
- Positive and collaborative working style
- State and/or federal-level governmental affairs experience
- Superior relationship-building skills
- 3 to 7 years of paid work experience with the policymaking process at the federal and/or state level
- Proficiency in translating complex research and concepts into easy-to-understand language
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to think creatively, strategize, and be a self-starter
- Ability to travel as needed (approximately 5%)
- Bachelor's degree

Competitive salary and benefits. Successful candidate will be offered position as "Manager" or "Associate" based on experience.

How to apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and names and contact info of three references to SSN's Deputy Director, Linda Naval, at pa@scholarsstrategynetwork.org with the subject line "SSN Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Manager - [Your Name]." Application will be accepted on a rolling basis.

SSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Posted 7/14/14


Scholars Strategy Network – Web Coordinator/Office Manager
Location: Cambridge, MA
Type: Part-time with potential for full-time

The Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) seeks a Web Coordinator/Office Manager to deploy online content, oversee the organization’s active web presence; provide support to the Director of Member Relations and the rest of the SSN staff when needed; and maintain office systems at SSN’s two Harvard Square locations.

This position allows for significant learning and growth. The candidate chosen for this position will have opportunities to contribute to member relations, policy, and/or media initiatives dependent on his/her interests and skills as well as organizational need.

SSN encourages creativity, goal-setting, and the courage to test out new strategies and ideas. Staff are committed to the mission of the organization and energized by their work. SSN recognizes that excellence is fostered in different ways by providing options for partial telework and a somewhat flexible work schedule.

About the Scholars Strategy Network
The Scholars Strategy Network seeks to improve public policy and strengthen democracy by organizing scholars working in America's colleges and universities, and connecting scholars and their research to policymakers, citizens associations, and the media.

SSN members spell out the implications of their research in ways that are broadly accessible. They engage in consultations with policymakers in Washington DC and state capitals. They make regular contributions to the media and share findings and ideas with journalists and bloggers. Many SSN scholars also work with advocates and civic organizations to address pressing public challenges at the national, state, and local levels.

SSN members believe that university scholars should share their work with fellow citizens – and they endeavor to further good public policymaking and responsive democratic government. Beyond these shared values, members hold a variety of views – and SSN as a whole does not endorse any political party, candidate, or specific policy position. Each SSN scholar takes individual responsibility for signed contributions and choices about civic engagement.

SSN is a rapidly growing nonprofit with around 450 members in 41 states across the country with 19 regional networks. Learn more at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org.

Job Description
SSN is seeking a talented professional to organize and carry through our web-based initiatives while providing general web and office support to our staff. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Member Relations.

Responsibilities:
- Maintain and create SSN web content including but not limited to scholar profiles, briefs, spotlights, news items on our Drupal platform site
- Work with off-site web development contractors to implement new online features and improve existing ones
- Collaborate with SSN staff on the development of new online features
- Manage and maintain member databases, and develop new databases or other tracking systems as needs arise
- Proofread and edit Member Profiles, and occasionally assist scholars in drafting their Member Profiles
- General office work including filing, copying, organizing materials and folders
- Working with Communications staff to create and send newsletters and other outgoing communications, manage subscriber databases, and assist with online marketing as needed
- Access and interpret site analytics. Report site traffic statistics to SSN staff and members.
- Support the rest of the SSN team as needed by proof-reading documents, compiling and entering data, assisting in event planning, and taking on new tasks
Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Drupal-based websites
- Experience managing or contributing to nonprofit or academic websites
- Office management experience
- Customer service experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Political Science or Communications
- Interest in volunteer management, communications, and/or government affairs
Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Demonstrated commitment to SSN's mission
- Highly self-directed
- Ability to work well within a team
- Approachable and responsive working style
- Ability to translate tech and web lingo into plain language
- Highly organized with good attention to detail
- Strong editing and writing skills
- Attention to detail, especially in proofreading
- Able to meet deadlines and balance priorities while maintaining flexibility

Competitive salary and benefits.

How to apply:
Email a cover letter and resume to wc@scholarsstrategynetwork.org with the subject line "SSN Web Coordinator/Office Manager- [Your Name]." Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please indicate in the cover letter preference for full or part-time status.

SSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Posted 7/14/14


Director of Development
Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Boston MA

Job Description MassBudget is seeking a well-organized, dynamic, and highly effective Director of Development who shares our staff and board's enthusiasm for, and deep commitment to, our mission: producing non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts.

About MassBudget

MassBudget conducts rigorous policy research, always with an eye towards presenting our work in ways that are accessible to and easily used by grassroots organizations, the media, policy advocates, policy makers, and anyone else working to make life better in our Commonwealth. We have an annual operating budget of about $1 million. We are the Massachusetts affiliate of several national networks including the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count network, and the Economic Analysis and Research Network.

Requirements

The Director, who will report to MassBudget's President, will be responsible for:
- Developing and leading the implementation of annual development plans.
- Managing stewardship of individual, organization, and foundation supporters.
- Identifying potential new foundation and major individual supporters and developing and implementing strategies to secure support.
- Managing Assistant Development Director who drafts grant reports and applications.
- Maintaining fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge) and assorted grant tracking systems.
- Coordinating annual direct mail and email fundraising appeals.
- Organizing periodic fundraising and stewardship events.
- Working with the Board's Fundraising Committee and full Board to support their fundraising.

Skills and Experience

- Very strong written and oral communication skills.
- Very strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and manage deadlines effectively.
- Ability to manage up and support President and Board in their development responsibilities.
- Comfort working with Raiser's Edge, Excel and the full Office suite.
- Interest in how effective state policies can improve the lives of low and middle income people.
- Two to five years of development experience (we would consider candidates without development experience who have significant related experience and exceptional skills in the areas necessary to be an outstanding Development Director).

Additional Desirable Skills and Experience

In addition to core development responsibilities, this position could include finance, technology, or communications elements if the candidate has expertise in these areas:

- Web and computer skills (including designing infographics or interactive web tools).
- Media and communications experience, including traditional and/or social media.
- Fluency in a foreign language with a large presence in Massachusetts.
- Experience in and comfort with public speaking to diverse groups.
- Financial management
- Salary range

Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. MassBudget provides generous benefits including health care, vacation, and a 401k plan.

MassBudget has a strong commitment to diversity. We encourage applications from persons whose background and experiences will increase the diversity of our organization.

* Email for application or questions

Please email resume and cover letter to Luc Schuster, Deputy Director, at jobs@massbudget.org.Put “YOUR NAME, Applicant for Director of Development” in the subject line. Phone: 617-426-1228 x101

Posted 6/19/14


Greater Boston LISC is seeking a Senior Program Officer for Community Development and Real Estate Lending. Attached please find a copy of the position profile. Please review this and pass it on to qualified candidates, post it at your work place, or on your website.

Job Description (PDF)

Resumes are due to msanchez@lisc.org by July 18. Earlier applications are encouraged.

Posted 6/19/14


Program Manager
Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Boston, MA
Job Description (PDF)

Posted 6/2/14


 
 

 

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